Masters Theses

Abstract

"The efforts of American chemists in recent years have been devoted largely to the utilization of our waste products...Corn cobs offer a particularly inviting field for research along this line on account of the large supply of cobs available and the variety of substances obtainable from them. One of the leaders in this branch of investigation is Dr. F. B. LaForge of the Chemistry Division of the Bureau of Agriculture, who has contributed numerous papers on the subject. In one of these, in collaboration with C. S. Hudson, he describes, among other things, the preparation of glucose, but recognizes the commercial limitations of the process on account of the cost of the large amount of sulfuric acid used. It was in the hope that the conversion of cellulose to glucose might be accomplished using weaker acid under moderate temperatures and pressures, thus making the process commercially possible, that the present work was undertaken"--page 2.

Advisor(s)

Turner, William DeGarmo

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1921

Pagination

i, 16 pages

Rights

© 1921 B. Nudelman, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Corn -- Analysis
Corn products
Glucose

Thesis Number

T 435

Print OCLC #

5953793

Electronic OCLC #

361573233

Comments

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